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Scout dies in 300-metre fall

A 13-year-old Boy Scout died in a fall in the Bernese Alps. He was on a hiking expedition with three friends when he slipped and fell 300 metres.

Swiss Re profits up 18 percent

Swiss Re profits up 18 percent

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re posted an 18 percent jump in second quarter net profit to $960 million Thursday and said it expected even better results through 2012 after cutting its exposure to weak governments' debt.

Switzerland ranked top in adventure travel

Switzerland ranked top in adventure travel

Switzerland was the world's best destination for adventure travel in 2010, according to a new ranking. The country's untouched nature, good infrastructure and friendliness impressed the study's authors.

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Thieves return stash of stolen watches

A bag containing a stash of stolen watches appeared on the Zug police's doorstep this week, authorities reported on Thursday. The watches, valued at 240,000 francs, had been stolen from a salesman's car in May.

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Russians hunt Swiss ex-politico after jailbreak

A Swiss man is being sought by Russian secret police after breaking out of a prison in the Caucasus. Once a promising young politician, Christoph Häusler is thought to have become involved in the Islamic extremist scene.